Level 3 Whitewater instructor Charley Kemp received her certification from American Canoe Association, the leader in instructor certification and representing paddlers of all skill levels, in all craft, and in all watery venues. Charley is also certified in adult and child BLS (Basic Life Support aka CPR), wilderness first aid, and Level 5 Swift-water rescue.
Charley is serving as President of the North Texas River Runners, sits on the board of Protect Texas Rivers Association, is a shareholder with the Trinity River Paddling Trails Association and, and a member of Texas Stream Team. Charley says, “I love teaching others how to enjoy kayaking in a safe manor. Teaching the younger paddlers how to enjoy the water and a leave no trace attitude is a part of my personal curriculum.
Teresa Patterson is a level 1 ACA (American Canoe Association) certified kayak instructor, and one of the co-owners of Adventures Unlimited Paddling Company. Also certified in first aid and CPR, she has been guiding groups of paddlers on adventures throughout the rivers and lakes of the DFW Metroplex for 4 years. Originally a scuba diver, Teresa took up kayaking as a way to stay close to the water when she couldn’t dive. Now kayaking is her first love, and helping others discover the joy of paddling is her second.